The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

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    March 29.Win, lose or draw (fans of "The Boys In Green" or Poland), Eamonn warms down after the Euro qualifier with part of a movie soundtrack by Polish bandleader Krzystof Komeda; a Scarlatti sonata performed on solo piano; a cover version of Aphex Twin's "Flim"; Courtney Pine's bass clarinet version of "A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square"; a reading of "Weeping, Sad and Lonely" by Anonymous 4; 3 x Prokofiev; new and vintage - with The Incredible String Band - Robin Williamson (pictured); 2014 Ernie Watts (the 2-time Grammy-winner is on the faculty for the forthcoming Sligo Jazz get together); and the last pieces of the week by Granados (see BLUE TUNES, below). 10pm start...

    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan Saturday 1 February 2014

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    The Blue of the Night with Eamonn Lenihan

    Monteverdi's musical style marked a transition from Renaissance to Baroque. Hear his motets, madrigals and vespers all this week on Blue.

    Blue Tunes Recommended -

    Enrique Granados: March 23rd - 29th

    Ninety-nine years ago, while much of Europe was at war, Enrique Granados was savouring a Metropolitan Opera House premiere that was so successful that he received an invite from the White House. Triumph quickly turned to tragedy on the homeward journey across the Atlantic: Spain may have been a neutral country, but a German torpedo sunk the ship he was aboard. The self-taught composer - weighed down by the gold paid to him by the Met management - drowned in the English Channel, trying to rescue his wife. All this week, the music of Granados is featured on the programme. Listen out for performances by Julian Bream, on guitar; and jazzman Bill Evans, on piano.

    Anouar Brahem: March 30th - April 5th

    Oud player Anouar Brahem has consistently produced mesmerising music for the ECM label. His latest work is no exception. Inspired by the political and social upheaval in his native Tunisia, "Souvenance" is supremely captivating and benefits from his piano based quartet along with a string orchestra. He's in the National Concert Hall next week with his quartet - so this week he is in the Blue spotlight.

    Music Played on the Show

    • 22:31
      Title: Wimmin From Coast To Coast
      Performer(s): Not Stated
      Performer(s): Not Stated
      Duration: 3:45
    • 22:37
      Title: Prelude No.15 In D Flat Major
      Performer(s): Chopin, Frederic
      Performer(s): Chopin, Frederic
      Duration: 6:03
    • 22:45
      Title: Skilningi
      Performer(s): Mishenko, Misha
      Performer(s): Mishenko, Misha
      Duration: 3:45
    • 22:49
      Title: Splanky
      Performer(s): Hefti, Neal
      Performer(s): Hefti, Neal
      Duration: 3:45
    • 22:54
      Title: Blues For J
      Performer(s): Smith, James
      Performer(s): Smith, James
      Duration: 5:33
    • 23:01
      Title: Soleriana - Pastoral
      Performer(s): Rodrigo, Joaquin
      Performer(s): Rodrigo, Joaquin
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:09
      Title: Cantate Domino
      Performer(s): Monteverdi, Claudio
      Performer(s): Monteverdi, Claudio
      Duration: 2:23
    • 23:11
      Title: Dunsinane Blues
      Performer(s): Dankworth / Shakespeare
      Performer(s): Dankworth / Shakespeare
      Duration: 3:34
    • 23:15
      Title: And He Will Not Come Again
      Performer(s): Shakespeare
      Performer(s): Shakespeare
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:16
      Title: How Oft
      Performer(s): Norby E./Shakespear W.
      Performer(s): Norby E./Shakespear W.
      Duration: 3:15
    • 23:20
      Title: Women Of Ireland
      Performer(s): O Riada, Sean
      Performer(s): O Riada, Sean
      Duration: 6:45
    • 23:27
      Title: Vertigo
      Performer(s): Redmond, David
      Performer(s): Redmond, David
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:34
      Title: Seobá Mo Leanbh (Shush My Baby)
      Performer(s): Trad Arr O'Leary
      Performer(s): Trad Arr O'Leary
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:36
      Title: Concerto For Lute, 2 Violins And Continuo In D Major, Rv93 (Ii)
      Performer(s): Vivaldi, Antonio
      Performer(s): Vivaldi, Antonio
      Duration: 5:34
    • 23:42
      Title: String Quartet No.4 (2nd Movement) Lento
      Performer(s): Williams, Adrian
      Performer(s): Williams, Adrian
      Duration: 3:45
    • 23:49
      Title: Zefiro Torna
      Performer(s): Monteverdi, Claudio
      Performer(s): Monteverdi, Claudio
      Duration: 5:32
    • 00:03
      Title: If You Could See Me Now
      Performer(s): Dameron, Tadd
      Performer(s): Dameron, Tadd
      Duration: 6:18
    • 00:08
      Title: The Dreamer
      Performer(s): Lapthorn, Tim
      Performer(s): Lapthorn, Tim
      Duration: 4:34
    • 00:13
      Title: Moonpie
      Performer(s): Ballamy / Stronen / Fennesz / Molvaer
      Performer(s): Ballamy / Stronen / Fennesz / Molvaer
      Duration: 4:48
    • 00:18
      Title: Your Ghost (Variation On Schumann's Theme And Variations In E Fl
      Performer(s): Amos, Tori
      Performer(s): Amos, Tori
      Duration: 5:55
    • 00:24
      Title: Still Learning
      Performer(s): Jansen, Arne
      Performer(s): Jansen, Arne
      Duration: 6:22
    • 00:31
      Title: String Quartet No.5 In Eb Major (3rd Movement) Adagio Non Troppo
      Performer(s): Mendelssohn, Felix
      Performer(s): Mendelssohn, Felix
      Duration: 8:54
    • 00:41
      Title: Unreachably Close
      Performer(s): Berauer, Johannes
      Performer(s): Berauer, Johannes
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:47
      Title: Serenity
      Performer(s): Ibrahim, Abdullah
      Performer(s): Ibrahim, Abdullah
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:52
      Title: Amor
      Performer(s): Monteverdi, Claudio
      Performer(s): Monteverdi, Claudio
      Duration: 3:36
    • 00:55
      Title: Symphony No.1 - Tema Con Variazioni E Fuga: Var. I
      Performer(s): Hashimoto, Qunihico
      Performer(s): Hashimoto, Qunihico
      Duration: 3:45
    • 00:56
      Title: Symphony No.1 - Tema Con Variazioni E Fuga: Var. V
      Performer(s): Hashimoto, Qunihico
      Performer(s): Hashimoto, Qunihico
      Duration: 3:45

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